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BC CLEAR Projects 2013-2014 (funding start dates) > BC Pilot - Air Quality Health Index School Flag Program

BC Pilot - Air Quality Health Index School Flag Program

posted on 7:22 PM, July 6, 2016

Project leader: Sharon Stevens

This pilot program, modelled on the US EPA Air Quality Flag Program, will include the development, implementation and reporting on an introduction of the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) School Flag Program in BC. It will engage children, their parents and the school community to learn about and use the AQHI as a health management tool within the school setting and at home. It will identify and measure changes in awareness and air quality stewardship actions through pre- and post-program feedback. This research focuses on reaching a key at-risk audience — children, who play an important role in introducing and motivating behavior change within families and communities.

Read the final report.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350